Veterans and PTSD: Campaign to Change Direction

With increasing awareness of the challenges of returning veterans, from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to other mental illnesses, representatives of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are promoting the Campaign to Change Direction, a program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). An article by the Military Health System Communications Office quotes Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson, “We realize that we need to devote more resources moving forward with many veterans returning home to their families and communities.”

Read the article here.